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, "bbc world news." >> will he? won't he? rupert murdoch and his son deciding if they will face a parliamentary committee over the british phone hacking scandal. clouds over the italian economy as the senate bets on a 40 billion euro cut package and the markets give their verdict. hours after the death of the afghan president's half brother, four people are killed as they attend his memorial service. welcome to bbc world news. also coming up on the program. in mumbai, the death toll rises to 18. just who did carry out india's worst militant attack since 2008? big dreams from a tiny island. one of the world's smallest countries hoping for olympic success. hello. it could be another landmark moment in the phone-hacking scandal. we should know very seen whether the media tycoon rupert murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appear
and the u.n.. >> the hacking scandal forces rupert murdoch to abandon his bid for b sky b. and key demand for protectors. >> it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london broadcasting in the u.s. on pbs and are run the world. this is newsday. >> in its main commercial city, mumbai has been hit by three coordinated bombings, leaving 21 people dead and hundreds more injured. it is the first attack since the islamic extremist attack in 2008. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within 15 minutes. all targeted busy locations at a busy time of day. many people were on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he saw to duck -- two motorbike to explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people wounded in what president obama and condemned as outrageous attacks. many have lost limbs. >> the blast happened about 6:45 p.m., within minutes of each other. we feel this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 p.m. at the jewelry market. a minute later, the opera house of district was attacke
, "bbc world news." >> isolated and under pressure, rupert murdoch is deciding if he will give evidence to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least
hacking scandal force's report murdoch to abandon his bid for bskyb. many egyptian police are removed from their jobs. >> we are broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "newsday." >> india's main commercial city has been hit by three coordinated bombings leaving at least 21 people dead and injuring more than 100. the blast is the worst attack since the attack by islamic extremists in 2008. indian officials blamed terrorists for the explosion. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within a quarter of an hour. all of targeted were busy locations. people on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he sought two motorbikes explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people were wounded in what president obama condemned as an outrageous attack. many have lost limbs. >> the blast occurred at about 6:45 p.m. we infer that this was a quarter ended attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 at this bizarre. a minute later, the opera house district was attacked. then, a crowded neighborhood at
yesterday, and now there are questions about the future of the media empire built by rupert murdoch. nbc's stephanie gosk has more. >> order! order! >> reporter: in parliament, politicians for once found something they could agree on. rupert murdoch's news corporation, they said, should drop its bid for british tv network b sky b. >> and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to clean up the mess they created. >> reporter: but newscorp beat them to it. >> have announced they will withdraw. >> reporter: walking away from biggest merger in the corporation's history, potentially worth billions. in a statement the company said "it has become too difficult to progress in this client." the climate turned hostile with reports that a 13-year-old murder victim's cell phone had been hacked by "news of the world" reporters. newscorp shut that paper down, perhaps hoping to save the bskyb deal, but it didn't work. >> rupert murdoch has rarely been thwarted in his ambitions. for the most part, he has ultimately achieved what he wanted to. >> reporter: he has achieved a lot, building
the suspension wires. the bridge is relatively new, just 12 years old. >>> rupert murdoch sends his regrets to the british parliament. he can't make it on tuesday. lawmakers want murdoch to testify about phone hacking and alleged police bribery by his london papers. parliament issues a summons but murdoch is not a british citizen. it's not clear that he can be forced to appear. >>> u.s. women's soccer team going to play for the world cup title this weekend. america beat 3-1. we'll talk live with abby wambach in just a bit. >>> the debt ceiling debate is dramatic enough and then there's the human drama playing out. the two sides go back to the table today after tensions escalated between president obama and house majority leader eric cantor. that happened during the talks yesterday. can for says that the president got agitated after he proposed a short-term agreement to raise the debt ceiling. that's something that the president doesn't want to do. the president said eric, don't call my bluff. african for pressed the issue, he says president obama shoved back from the table and said, i'll se
. they can't force rupert and james murdoch to appear but they can force rebecca brooks to appear. if she continues to refuse to respond, issue a summons to her, they receiptcally they could send their security apparatus of the house behind me down to actually force her, you know, arrest her effectively to come along. >> all right. dan rivers for us. thanks so much. we will continue to follow this, of course, every day, new development and more troubling development. >>> still to come this morning, high ask dry. first lost their paychecks and now there may not be any beer to help pass the time during the government shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hote
day, lynn. >> see if they can make any progress. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal. given pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for full ownership of a british pay tv company in the wake of allegations that employees at his now shuddered "news of the world" hacked into voice mails and bribed police for stories. the scandal now spans two continents with congressman peter king, chairman of homeland security committee, called for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp. tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaking up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhood in mumbai during rush hour wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian off
. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal that rocked his media empire. giving into pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for a full paid tv network. and new this morning the former executive editor of the defunct tabloid "news of the world" has been arrested. the ninth arrest resulting from police investigations into phone hacking and bribery of police officers. the scandal now spans at least two continents but the u.s. congressman peter king chairman of the homeland security committee calling for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaken up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhoods in mumbai happened during rush hour on wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan.
guarding a meeting of local leaders. the rupert murdoch media empire news corporation dropped its bid today to take over british sky broadcasting. it was the latest fallout from the firestorm of allegations that murdoch tabloids hacked into phones of celebrities, royals and even murder victims. we have a report from gary gibbon of independent television news. >> reporter: for decades, he's loomed over british politics. feted by politicians, rarely denied his wishes. but today, parliament rose up as one, all three main parties united, telling rupert murdoch he could not expand his media ownership here, right now. and he buckled. in a statement on their takeover plans, news corp said that it was too difficult to progress in this climate, but that news corp reserves the right to make an offer at a later date. >> i think this is the right decision, i've been saying that this company clearly needs to sort out the problems there are at news international, at the "news of the world." that must be the priority, not takeovers, so the right >> reporter: it's a huge blow for james murdoch, third in co
've played a pilot before. >> greta: a massive phone hacking scandal. murdoch is the ceo of news corporation the parent company of fox news channel. the scandal involves allegations that news of the world newspaper used private investigator to hack into the voice mails of many people. among them hugh grant, the prince of wales. british victims of 9/11 and a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped in 2002. prime minister gordon brown claims he was a victim. >> the systematic use of base and unlawful methods, new crimes with new names, trojans to break into computers not just not the misconduct of a few rogues or a few freelancer. i have to say law breaking often on an industrial scale at its worst dependent on links with the british criminal under world. >> greta: murdoch call the allegations deplorable and unacceptable. three days ago sunday murdoch shutdown the 168-year-old tabloid newspaper. british prime minister cameron spoke this morning about news corp's in acquireing bskyb. >> what has happened has to be addressed and should stop thinking about mergers when they have to sort out the mess t
lawmakers demand an investigation into whether reporters from rupert murdoch's papers tried to get phone records of 9/11 victims. as lama hasan reports, the scandal forced murdoch to back off of his expansion plans. >> reporter: in a stunning reversal of f rtune, rupert murdoch has withdrawn his $12 billion bid to fully own the satellite broadcaster bskyb. a lucrative deal that he has been desperately pursuing for months. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful. it's got to be addressed at every level. they should stop thinking about mergers where they've got to sort out the mess they created. >> reporter: this comes as the media mogul faces a firestorm over the phone hacking and bribery practices involving police o oicers that allegedly took place at one of his tabloid papers in the uk, "news of the world." as more and more explosive revelations became clear, outrage in the country grew, forcing murdoch to shut down what was once an institution and the biggest sunday tabloid. >> and there is a firestorm, if you like, that is engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police,
to give on spending cuts. in the newsroom, mark matthews, abc 7 news. >>> rupert murdoch's media empire has dropped its $12 billion bid to take over a major british broadcasting company in the wake of a growing phone hacking scandal. several british newspapers all owned by murdoch's news international have been accused of hacking into the phones of thousands of people including politicians, teen age murder victims, families of deceased soldiers. what has happened to the company is disgraceful and has to be addressed at every level and they should stop thinking about mergers when they have to sort out the mess they have created. >>> three coordinated bombings tore through mumbai, india, today, killing 21 people and injuring 113 others. the bombings took place 11 minutes from each other. the first followed a minute later by another in the opera house business district several miles away. the third exploded in a crowder mumbai.hood in central number this attack is the worst to hit india since the 2008 siege that killed 166 people. >>> new york magazine and wired.com have published new onli
people. officials say there was no intelligence warning of a possible attack. >>> rupert murdoch has been called to testify before parliament about the phone hacking scandal surrounding his british newspaper. the committee also wants to hear from his son james and the former editor of news of the world. those hearings are set for next week. meanwhile, there are reports victims of 9/11 may have been targeted as well. senator jay rockefeller from west virginia said if there was any phone hacking of americans, the cons defenses will be -- consequences will be severe. prime minister david cameron also promised to investigate those claims and says he's appointed a senior judge to lead the inquiry. >> there is -- [ inaudible ] engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police and our political system's ability to respond. >> new this morning, scotland yard announced its seventh arrest related to this scandal. so far no one has been charged. all this is unfolding as murdoch's news corps decided to withdraw its bid to take over british sky broadcasting. of course news corps is the parent company
as scotland yard alleges, murdoch's company may have broken u.s. law. >> news corp is an american corporation and they are bound by american laws regardless of where the offense takes place. >> reporter: u.s. politicians are also latching on to an unconfirmed report from an unnamed source that "news of the world" hacked phones belonging to 9/11 victims. >> anyone who did this really forget the legality, just in terms of the morality of this is just beyond the pale. >> reporter: the 9/11 allegation appeared on sunday in light of congressional concerns, we called news international, the subsidiary and they told us they have seen no evidence that those allegations are true. >> stephanie gosk in london this morning. thanks as always. martin bashir, it's good to have you here. sometimes when i have you, i like to ask the simplest question first because i like your take. you spend a lot of time as a journalist in the u.k. and here in the united states. >> i worked for the sunday times between 1984 and 1985. >> as you've watched this story unfold over the last month or so, what jumps out at you? >>
to the u.s. today. it was widely reported that the f.b.i. is investigating whether a rupert murdoch tabloid in london tried to access voicemails of 9/11 victims. and murdoch defended his handling of the scandal, speaking to "the wall street journal," which he also owns. he said he's just getting annoyed at all the criticism of his company. a federal judge in washington has declared a mistrial just two days into the perjury trial of baseball great roger clemens. the judge acted after prosecutors showed the jury some evidence that had already been disallowed. clemens is accused of lying to congress when he said he never used steroids. he had nothing to say as he left the courthouse. the judge set a september hearing to decide on holding a new trial. a suicide bomber in afghanistan killed five people today at a memorial service for ahmed wali karzai-- half-brother of the afghan president. the bomber blew himself up at a kandahar mosque where the service was under way. president karzai was not attending. the attack came as a u.n. report said afghan civilian deaths are up 15 percent from a year
street the dow gained 45 points yesterday. the nasdaq index was up 15 points. >>> well, rupert murdoch isn't going to buy britain's sky tv network. lawmakers of allmajorbritain's r parties demanded he withdraw the bid as anger increases over employees of his newspapers hacked into voice mailboxes of the royal, even a a dnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> well, sometimes if you want a job done right, you just have to get in there and do it yourself, and that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show has ended. ratings of the oprah winfrey network or own, have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but has already sold $32 million in tickets. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows: part 2" will be costs more for tickets. >> they're giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursda
is that rupert murdoch and his son james along with their european deputy, rebecca brooks, are going to answer questions at this parliamentary select committee hearing next tuesday. now initially when they have been asked to turn up next tuesday, both rupert murdoch and james have said no, they were unable to make it this coming tuesday. that they would cooperate at a later date. brooks agreed initially to go. but then a more official summons was sent to the murdoches. they decided they will in fact cooperate fully, show up at this meeting on tuesday. they're in the process of drafting their replies as we speak. this is a committee brooks did testify before in 2003. obviously that initial investigation wasn't thoroughly done. it's been determined that they will all be answering questions of course regarding phone-hacking and payments to police for information at the "news of the world", the sunday tabloid owned by rupert murdoch and news corporation, its european branch news international, that was shut down last sunday amidst all of this scandal. back to you, jon. jon: amy kellogg live from l
issued summons to rupert murdoch, his son james and former "news of the world" editor rebecca brooks. >>> and officials invist no warning in mumbai's attack. today the government investigates who is responsible. we have the latest. >> reporter: in a bomb that went nauf this neighborhood right next to a playground where the kids had just gone home. now the question is, who did this and why? there are some similarities, attacks by a home-grown terror group. no one claimed responsibility. at this point, nothing is being ruled out. the blast seemed to have been coordinated to kill and maim as many innocent people at poll. during rush hour, the place is full of workers, carnage in the streets, survivors trying to save the wounded. the first just before 7:00 p.m. in a popular jewelry area. then another wealthy business district. >> translator: everyone was -- a lot of confusion and people were scared. >> reporter: after ten minutes, a third bomb in a nearby busy neighborhood. ieds placed on a motor bike and a bus stop. >> a plotted attack by terrorists. >> reporter: in this part of india,
which, of course, is owned by rupert murdoch and that's the parent company of fox news. well, newscorp apparently will have a response to that coming up. and take a look at this. an austrian man allowed to wear a pasta strainer in his driver's license photo. the man told officials that he's a pastafarian and it's an expression of his religious freedom. really, he's an atheist who was trying to make a point. funny. clayton? >> what i usually wear. thanks, gretchen. it's a county deep in debt. nassau county, new york is already hundreds of millions of dollars in the red. but now, the county wants taxpayers to take on $400 million in additional debt to build a new hockey stadium. for the islanders. this is really a good idea? tom swazy is a former nassau county executive and joins us to talk about it. nice to see you. >> how are you doing? >> how can they get away with this? >> there's two sides of this debate. one side, it's curious because the republicans are saying they want to create jobs and do a stimulus package by building the new coliseum and the democrats on the other side are
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